Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thank you THINRONNA, LJOYCE55, HEALTHYNEWPAIGE, CHALKDRAWJUMPER for your support. Your comments and encouragements mean so much to me.
I've lost 6.8 pounds in the past month and a half. I feel glorious (total weight loss of 27.6 pounds). I am 13.4 pounds from goal. I have never been closer. I weigh 14 pounds less than I did when I graduated high school (having graduated with 30 pounds extra).
I found a sweet spot- hopefully my sweet spot: A nutritionist.
I've done Weight Watchers but it wasn't structured because I just saved my points on mad stuff.
Fad diets didn't last. Remember South Beach?
My nutritionist told me the portions I'm supposed to eat every day and then told me to plug it in. I eat 4-5 carbs a day, 4-5 fats per day, 3 servings of protein, as many vegetables as I can handle and a 100 calorie treat.
Before this, I never really knew how much or what types of foods to eat. Though I had heard of the numbers of calories.
This is what I needed. It was as simple as servings. And as hard as servings.
I don't always keep it. my hundred calorie indulgence is usually more. And sometimes I eat over the portions.
But I work it out with my nutritionist. I see her every 2 weeks and e-mail her in between.
If you live in the NYC area I'll gladly pass on her information. I'm incredibly grateful for her.
Overall it's been great.bh
The best part, for now, is that I'm losing weight without doing any intense exercise. I'm walking 3 miles most days of the week. The speed ranges from 15 minute mile to a meandering stroll with a friend.
Except it is getting way to cold to do that. And I can't skate like I used to.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR WINTER FITNESS?
I haven't been able to run since dislocating my knee cap while running in the summer. Going to a PT next week iyh as I finally got a MRI done. I'm excited to go to the PT as I'm hoping for running tips and ideas for weight training.
My goal is to start strength training.
A health care professional told me that as you lose weight your metabolism slows. To increase your metabolism, you have to exercise. Specifically with weight training as metabolism increases with muscle growth.
I don't just want to be thin, I want to be strong. I feel lighter but I still get winded going up the steps. I want to be fit and strong. I will be fit and strong.
That's the health side.
Career/academic side: Finishing up the fall semester, thank G-d it's almost over! I have one more semester to go before I graduate with a finance degree.
I've decided not to pursue a master's in education right away and take a year off to just work, find a job in a different field (been an assistant teacher the past 4 years) and experience new things to add to my identity capitol.
My internship has been awesome bh. I've been learning lots and have been working on my public speaking as I've been tours.
I have also started seeing a speech therapist who is helping me to stop "cluttering" enunciating every sound and talking slowly.
My weight and my speech have always been some of my biggest insecurities since childhood. It's a huge breakthrough for me to be facing them.
My next big goal is to find an apartment after I graduate (and find a new job). Living on my own will help me discern who I am aside from my familial identity.